Friday, May 19th, 2017

 

Climate talks end in call for solidarity, but real test is to come

Fiji's Prime Minister Bainimarama

BONN, Germany-May 19: 6:19pm(Climate Home): A fortnight of climate talks in Bonn ran smoothly enough, but political tensions await Pacific island presidency at November summit. Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the incoming president of the next major climate meeting in November, closed talks in Bonn on Thursday with a call for solidarity. In the past fortnight, UN negotiators continued writing the rules for an agreement designed to change the global energy system. At the same time, they have been faced with the potential withdrawal of the US – the world’s largestRead More


‘OUA ‘E HOKO ‘A E TA’E’ILO MO E TA’ETAUKEI PALEMIA KE HOLOMUI AI MEI HONO FAKAHOKO ‘A E SIPOTI 2019.

Takitoa
Taumoepeau

NUKU’ALOFA-May 19: 1:04pm(Nuku’alofa Times): Ko e fakama’ala’ala eni ‘a e Sekelitali Seniale ‘a e TASANOC, Takitoa Taumoepeau ‘o fekau’aki mo e ongoongo ko ia kuo holomui ‘a e Pule’anga (pe ko e Palemia) ke nau poupou ke kei hoko atu ‘a hono fakahoko mai  ki Tonga ni ‘a e Sipoti Pasifiki ‘o e 2019.


Judicial review sought in Tonga for dismissed TBC head

Sacked Commission Head of TBC Nanise Fifita (Photo: supplied)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 19: 10:10am(RNZI):A petition has been filed for a judicial review of the sacking of Tonga Broadcasting Commission head Nanise Fifita. The TBC board, which earlier had its chairman sacked, fired Ms Fifita under the direction of the Public Enterprise Minister Poasi Tei. The moves came after the prime minister complained that the state broadcaster had not been supporting the government enough and was unfair in its reporting.


Women’s Work exhibition challenges stereotypes

Photo: Supplied/ Tui Emma Gillies

WHANGAREI, New Zealand-May 19: 10:03am(RNZI): A new art exhibition in Whangarei featuring Pacific artists is pushing the boundaries about the notion of women’s work in everyday society. Pacific artists are among 15 artists exhibiting at Women’s Work, including Sulieta Fieme’a Burrows, Juliana Browneyes-Clifford, Emily Mafile’o, Karlo Mila, Lisa Taouma and Tui Emma Gillies. The show is aimed at challenging old and new stereotypes around the work of women considering how it can be challenged, celebrated, hidden or illuminated.